Fred Antunes graduated from the University of Saskatchewan, with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1987 and became a Professional Engineer in 1990. He received a Certificate of Fellowship from Engineers Canada in May 2011.
Between 1988 and 2004, Fred held a variety of positions with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure and became a member of the senior management team at the Information Technology Office in the Government of Saskatchewan until 2007. In 2007, Fred left the Government of Saskatchewan to start the Regina office for MDH Engineered Solutions Corp., which later became a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group. During this time, he was the Project Manager for the Cutarm Creek Dam strengthening project, the Theodore Dam repairs and the Highway 1 at Maple Creek culvert replacement project, which were all recognized for excellence by the Consulting Engineers of Saskatchewan.
Fred held various positions of increasing responsibility at SNC-Lavalin Inc. and in June 2015 he was appointed as the Senior Vice-President, General Infrastructure, where he had operational responsibility for a portfolio of major road and bridge design-build and private-public partnership construction projects, such as the Highway 407 ETR East Phase 1 Extension in Ontario and the New Bridge for the St. Lawrence in Montreal as well as responsibility for bidding major P3 construction projects for SNC-Lavalin Inc. such as the Regina Bypass, Gordie Howe International Bridge Project in Windsor-Detroit and the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project in Vancouver.
Fred was appointed Deputy Minister of Saskatchewan Highways and Infrastructure on June 12, 2017.